Archive: Mar 2009

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  • Salah ad-Din Governor, Provincial Council leaders welcome new council members

    Mar 14, 2009

  • New water purification system provides water, optimism for the people of Samarra

    Mar 14, 2009

    The Government of Iraq has completed installation of a new water purification system on the Rassassi Canal, bringing clean drinking water and optimism to hundreds of needy families in the area.

  • Samarra's improving electrical grid brightening lives

    Mar 14, 2009

    Iraqi Security Forces met with U.S. Army Soldiers and members of the Provincial Reconstruction Team recently to assess the current state of electric utility service throughout Samarra.

  • Ash Sharqat JSS hosts SoIz registration process

    Mar 14, 2009

    A local Sharqat resident pulls out his personal information to be verified by 4th Iraqi Army soldiers, assisted by Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. More than 50 Sons of Iraq from the Ash Sharqat region came to the Joint Security Station Mar. 2 to register in the program, which will transition from U.S. to Iraqi management and funding May 1

  • AFAP provides 'voice' for improving lives in Army communities

    Mar 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For 25 years, the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) has been providing Army communities worldwide with a "voice" in improving quality of life by initiating change. This year, that voice may be yours.

  • Reservist saves woman from suicide attempt

    Mar 13, 2009

    HONOLULU - Today he is called "Spidey." Some even call him "Indiana Jones." These are new titles for David Yamamoto, a Honolulu police sergeant and an Army Reserve command sergeant major, after he leapt from the fourth floor of a five-story Waikiki parking structure to save a woman attempting suicide in September 2008.

  • Soldiers and cadets work together to clean up beach

    Mar 13, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 30, 1-ton bags lay jam-packed with debris that once littered the beaches at the Pililaau Army Recreation Center (PARC) here, due to the clean up efforts of Soldiers and local high school students, March 6.

  • Cub Scouts help Army restore environment

    Mar 13, 2009

    Restoring the native Koa forest in the mountain ecosystem is an ongoing effort spearheaded by the Oahu Army Natural Resource Program (OANRP). Decades of unwanted growth and human interaction have taken a toll on the fragile systems here.

  • Darnall program leads the way in Simulation Training

    Mar 13, 2009

    Simulated miracles occur four times a year on the third floor of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas. Providers enrolled in Darnall's Family Medicine Residency Program practice complicated medical procedures on patient simulators known as the "SimMan," to enhance their education, improve their skills, and reduce medical errors.

  • Nearly 300 turn out for USO 5K race

    Mar 13, 2009

    Servicemembers can always count on a warm welcome from volunteers when they visit a USO locaA,Ation anywhere across the globe. Those same smileyA,Afaced, caring volunteers welcomed and encouraged about 271 runners who parA,Aticipated in the Fort Bragg USO 5K Run for the Troops Saturday in Fayetteville.

  • Well-funded programs give Soldiers economic cover

    Mar 13, 2009

    Soldiers who've had trouble weathering recent economic storms can look to various Army programs for help.

  • Fort Bragg's reunion training helps Soldiers, Families reunite

    Mar 13, 2009

    "Reunion is not always easy, is it'" asked Chaplain (Col.) Larry McCarty, the Task Force Bragg chaplain, at the beginning of the battlemind reunion training session for the XVIII Airborne Corps senior spouses Mar. 4. In order to help Soldiers and Families adapt to the changes and difficulties that come with redeployment, Soldiers and their spouses receive battlemind reunion training.

  • 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition

    Mar 13, 2009

    The 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition concluded March 13 at Fort Lee, Va., with an awards ceremony. After two weeks of competitive events, the team from Fort Bragg, N.C., earned the Installation of the Year award.

  • Picerne opens Randolph Pointe apartments for single Soldiers at Fort Bragg

    Mar 13, 2009

    The commute home just got shorter for some of Fort Bragg's single or unaccompanied senior noncommissioned officers and officers. Randolph Pointe, Picerne Military Housing's new on-post luxury apartment community for senior single Soldiers, opened Feb. 20. Master Sgt. Michelle Vinson was one of the first to move in. "I like that it's on post but offers the same quality as an off-post apartment," she said.

  • Perserverance gets retiree through life, leads to success in the military

    Mar 13, 2009

    By definition, perseverA,A!ance is the steady persistA,A!ence in a course of action, a purpose, especially despite difficulties, obstacles or discouragement. To perseA,A!vere throughout ones' life would be a success. And that's just what Steve Pusztay did. Born Oct. 10, 1947, Pusztay, a retired Army intelligence analyst, takes perseverance to heart in all he does. "What motivates me the most is when someone tells me I cannot do someA,A!thing," said Pusztay. "It drives me to do my best." Pusztay was born in Goeppingen, Wuertemberg Baden, West Germany, and spent most of his young life in a displaced persons camp. "After my parents were liberated after having spent two years in a conA,A!centration camp in Austria, we lived in the D.P. camps for more than nine years," said Pusztay. Pusztay had a total of 16 siblings; 10 brothers and six sisters. Eight are still alive today.

  • Fort Bragg Staff Sergeant earns career counselor of the year

    Mar 13, 2009

    She's like most Soldiers. She's early to rise for morning physical fitness and anxious to start the day with her mission in hand. But it's the reasons she completes her mission that sets her apart from others. Staff Sgt. JAfA!net Chatman-Kirkland, career counselor, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, was the winner of the 2008 XVIII Airborne Corps Career Counselor of the Year and 2008 Fort Bragg Career Counselor of the Year. She understands the value of retaining Soldiers and keeping the Army at full strength.

  • Rare bats call Fort Bragg home

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Bragg is home to all classes of wildlife, which includes numerous species of bats. The Fort Bragg Endangered Species Branch along with Copperhead Environmental Consulting has been able to identify 10 species of bats on Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall. Two of the identified species are considered rare and federal species of concern, the Rafinesque's big-eared and the Southeastern myotis. The Rafinesque's big-eared bat is also listed as state threatened and the Southeastern myotis is listed as a special concern species by the state.

  • Fort bragg's 65th MP Company returns from Iraq

    Mar 13, 2009

    About 160 Soldiers from the 65th Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne), returned after a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom Saturday to the cheers of Family and friends at Pope Air Force Base's Green Ramp.

  • 82nd's 1st BCT recognized for successful risk management

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Department of the Army presented the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, with the Composite Risk Management Safety Award at Devil Field March 5. The award distinguishes the brigade from most others in the U.S. Army by recognizing their successful efforts in implementing the composite risk management system, which contributed to an overall 154 percent reduction in reportable accidents during the first three quarters during the brigade's deployment to Iraq in 2007 to 2008.

  • Fort Bragg Battery deploys to provide support in Iraq

    Mar 13, 2009

    Echo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery deployed Thursday from Green Ramp to Baghdad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Echo Battery, the only airborne ADA battery in the Army, first received an alert in January 2008 that the battery would be deploying in March 2009. Capt. Michael A. Kramer and 1st Sgt. Gary E. Plotnick took the reins and started to train for their mission specific tasks.

  • FBI teaches Army on SAEDA

    Mar 13, 2009

    Annual SAEDA training to Soldiers and civilians took place Feb. 18 at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command here.

  • Practicing one-armed diplomacy

    Mar 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The Secretary of the Army declared 2009 to be the "Year of the NCO." The non commissioned officer is often said to be backbone of the U.S. Army. While officers have the responsibility to plan the mission and objectives, it is the sergeant that has the responsibility to execute that mission and see to its success. It is obvious that these duties include leading men into combat, but the NCO's list of titles also include counselor, coach, and, as of late, diplomat.

  • WMRD team wins recognition for standardizing Army process

    Mar 13, 2009

  • 20th SUPCOM NCO speaks to legislators

    Mar 13, 2009

    20th Spt Cmd (CBRNE) NCO speaks to Maryland legislators for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

  • APG & RDECOM top NCO sees promise in Year of NCO

    Mar 13, 2009

  • APG kicks off Year of the NCO celebration

    Mar 13, 2009

    Ceremonial kickoff at APG to celebrate the Year of the NCO

  • Imigrants from opposite sides of war-torn country work, become U.S. citizens together

    Mar 13, 2009

    The two men -- one a Christian from the south, the other a Muslim from the north -- have nothing against each other, despite the past which tore their homeland of Sudan apart for more than 20 years during a civil war. Today they are deployed together in Iraq with the U.S. Army, where they work with the same unit as interpreters. Despite Sudan's violent, the two men share a bright future - both became naturalized U.S. citizens in a ceremony at Al Faw Palace, Baghdad, March 3.

  • Sustainment Soldiers prepare for Afghan build-up

    Mar 13, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command unfurled its colors in a ceremony here, March 5, 2009.

  • New task force to focus on protective gear

    Mar 13, 2009

    A new Army task force is focused on ensuring continuity and synchronization across the procurement process for Soldier protective gear.

  • Sons of Iraq complete registration process for new opportunities

    Mar 13, 2009

    In Saddam Hussein's former horse stables, now a central operation center at Forward Operating Base Remagen, more than 90 Iraqi Sons of Iraq from the Tikrit region registered to remain in the Sons of Iraq program and received payment Mar. 1 as the program transfers from U.S. to Iraqi funding and management.

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Belvoir welcomes new additions to NCO Corps

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Belvoir welcomed 15 Soldiers into the noncomA,Amissioned officer corps Friday, during an induction cereA,Amony at the DAU auditorium.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.

  • RDECOM NCOs gather to conduct quarterly training at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Mar 13, 2009

    United in focus and in their mission, the noncommissioned officers of the U.S. Research Development and Engineering Command gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground to conduct their quarterly professional development training.

  • Warfighters' Forums: a new era in Army collaboration

    Mar 13, 2009

    Taking advantage of today's technological advances was one of the initiatives that led to the inception of the Army's Warfighters' Forums. Now, Web-based, information-sharing collaborative forums are becoming an integral tool for Army commanders at all echelons.

  • NASCAR star brings Vietnam vet 'full circle'

    Mar 13, 2009

    Retired Master Sgt. Ed Brodey's military and racing life came full circle when he met NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon at Daytona International Speedway prior to the 51st running of the Daytona 500.

  • Detroit Arsenal CDC Raises a Puppy for Leader Dogs for the Blind

    Mar 13, 2009

    The U.S. Army Garrison - Detroit Arsenal Child Development Center has an exciting opportunity to raise a puppy for a year supporting the Leader Dogs for the Blind program. The puppy's name is Camie, and the goal is to raise her so that she will eventually become a service dog for a visually impaired person.

  • Transportation manager does 'mass' travel as missionary

    Mar 13, 2009

    When most people prepare to travel out of the country, it is usually for a vacation to escape their work, but for one Fort McPherson woman, traveling is often just the beginning of work. In addition to her normal job as management analyst and mass transit coordinator for the U.S. Army Garrison Directorate of Resource Management, Baker McNair serves as a missionary for Eagles Mount Evangelistic Out-reach Ministry, traveling the globe to deliver the gospel.

  • A Provider's story

    Mar 13, 2009

    Feature article supporting Brain Injury Awareness Month

  • "Sex Signals" program battles rape

    Mar 13, 2009

    On March 11, the "Sex Signals" players from Catharsis Productions visited Camp Victory to discuss dating, sex and acquaintance rape with servicemembers. The program entwines humor with education to effectively communicate with younger crowds. According to Catharsis' Web site, "the two-person show explores how mixed messages, gender role stereotypes and unrealistic fantasies contribute to misunderstanding between the sexes." These misunderstandings, such as assuming something about someone based on how they dress, can be key contributors in sexual assault.

  • Iraq's military logistics making large strides

    Mar 13, 2009

    The foundation of any professional fighting force is its logistics system. Like with a house, a military's operational success depends entirely upon its ability to sufficiently support itself. Over the past year, with the assistance of U.S. forces, the Iraqi military has made significant strides regarding its logistical capabilities and is well on its way to self-sufficiency.

  • Safety NCOAca,!E+plays big role in bringing the HEAT

    Mar 13, 2009

    When he needed a job done, he turned to the one thing that had proven itself time and time again: the Army's NCOs. In 2005, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Rik Cox, tactical safety officer for the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Va., was tasked with finding a way to reduce fatalities from overturned Army vehicles. Along with a team of three NCOs, the four would create a device, the HMMWV Egress Assistance Trainer, which would fulfill the mission and go on to be named one of the Army's greatest inventions for 2007.

  • Holograms provide new tool for warfighters

    Mar 13, 2009

    Troops in the field need every tool available to give them the advantage over the enemy. Planning for a mission is a crucial part of gaining the advantage. New holographic image technology is helping servicemembers in the field plan more accurately which leads to mission success and troop safety.

  • Public affairs lend skills to land recruits

    Mar 13, 2009

    The United States and its ideals and beliefs are protected by an all volunteer armed forces. To continue to protect freedom and end terrorism worldwide, the Army counts on Americans to put their country before themselves and raise their right hands in defense of the nation. The U.S. Army Accessions Command, based at Fort Monroe, Va., is dedicated to ensuring that all potential volunteers have the information needed to make such an important life decision.

  • Core of Iraqi military logistics thrives

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Taji National Supply Depot, the central hub through which Iraqi army units receive equipment maintenance and virtually all supplies, has been considered the heart of logistics for the entire Iraqi military.

  • Keeping the door open: Student/Teacher reunite in Baghdad

    Mar 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD- On the last day of school, a teacher stood before his students, knowing it may be the last time he sees most of them. Moving into their next phase of both school and life, he hopes they take with them the lessons learned throughout the year. As the school day ends he leaves them with one piece of information-his door is always open.

  • Sweating the small stuff

    Mar 13, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers preparing for a rotation to Iraq train to combat snipers and improvised explosive devices. Soldiers learn convoy operations, weapons familiarization and first aid to be ready for whatever might come their way.

  • First responders prep for worst

    Mar 13, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq- With loudspeakers sounding an alarm, a corner of Pad 4 at Camp Liberty transformed into a dire scene. Fifteen Soldiers, acting as victims, lay scattered across the ground, crying out in pain from simulated chest wounds, amputations, abdominal injuries and a myriad of other trauma scenarios.

  • 2008: Decisive year capitalizing on opportunities

    Mar 13, 2009

    As the XVIII Airborne Corps prepares to redeploy to Fort Bragg, N.C., Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Multi-National Corps - Iraq's commanding general, highlighted several factors that contributed to the year's progress throughout Iraq, while speaking by satellite to the Pentagon press corps Mar. 9.

  • Resilience, thriving bring new perspective

    Mar 13, 2009

    Warrior Resilience and Thriving is an educational class designed for servicemembers to enhance their resiliency and improve their ability to deal with and thrive after traumatic experiences.

  • TF Dragon Soldiers awarded for heroism

    Mar 13, 2009

    The seventh of the Army values - and perhaps most vital among Soldiers in a deployed environment - is personal courage. The afternoon of Aug. 28, 2008, should have been a calm and relaxing one for five Task Force Dragon Soldiers dining on Camp Slayer for a change of pace, but little did each one know he'd put his own personal courage to the test. Upon returning to Camp Victory, this peaceful afternoon took a rapid turn for the worse, when one of the Soldiers noticed a dust cloud followed by a splash of water and then saw an overturned pickup truck in a roadside canal.

  • DoD task force works to help sexual assault victims

    Mar 13, 2009

    In an effort to ensure sexual assault victims get the best care possible, no matter where they are in the world, the Department of Defense organized a task force to review sexual assault prevention and response procedures.

  • Transporters train to stay safe

    Mar 13, 2009

    The 233rd Transportation Company, from Fort Knox, Ky., conducts a two-to four-day safety stand down every three months to enforce safety standards both on base and on the roads of Iraq.

  • TF SAFE increases electrical, fire safety downrange

    Mar 13, 2009

    Since its implementation in August 2008, Task Force Safety Actions for Fire and Electricity has made great strides in safeguarding servicemembers and civilians across Iraq from fire and electrical hazards.

  • Sexual assault: A victim's story

    Mar 13, 2009

    While Smith's story is fictional, these events happen in real life during a deployment. Sexual assault is a crime and, like any other crime, the victim did nothing to deserve it, said Lt. Col. Lynn Jackson, Equal Opportunity program director for Multi-National Corps - Iraq. The most important thing following an assault, Jackson said, is that victims get the help they need and the military tracks down the person who committed this crime. "No one deserves that kind of violence in their lives, especially not from men and women they trust, people they've went to war with," Jackson explained.

  • Obama considers deploying National Guard to U.S.-Mexico border

    Mar 13, 2009

    WASHINGTON - As President Barack Obama considers deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to control escalating violence, Arizona's governor has requested about 250 more National Guard troops on its border with Mexico, and the Texas governor is considering a similar action.

  • Financial experts, regulators bring information to Army audiences

    Mar 13, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - With stock markets and indices around the world flailing wildly from day to day, there might be no better time than the present to talk money with the experts.

  • Stigma: The 'deadly, toxic workplace hazard'

    Mar 13, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Stigma is a little, six-letter word with enormous consequences, according to Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Loree Sutton, special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

  • Stay away, stay safe

    Mar 13, 2009

    In Iraq, most people are longing for something to remind them of home and combat the daily downer of being so far away from everything and everyone you care about. Some servicemembers and civilians have taken to "adopting" stray animals here for entertainment and companionship. While keeping a cute puppy or kitten as a pet downrange might brighten your spirits, it can also cost you your life.

  • Iraqi medical conference brings new knowledge to district

    Mar 13, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, TIKRIT, Iraq - The content of the medical lecture might have seemed standard fare to a normal American medical student, but to the Iraqi physicians, nurses and midwives starved for modern medical training, it was the cutting edge.

  • Teaming up for a good time

    Mar 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The multifaceted Warrior Adventure Quest program is up and running in Wiesbaden. The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation-run program introduces redeployed Soldiers to positive outlets for blowing off steam during reintegration and contributes to cohesiveness and leadership among Soldiers.

  • Dedicated service: Wiesbaden employee reaches five decade mark

    Mar 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Half a century. That's how long Francis Townsend has served his country - as an Airman, Soldier and a Defense Department civilian.

  • The Strong and Ready Warrior

    Mar 13, 2009

    The 304th Sustainment Brigade out of Riverside, Calif., arrived in theatre in November 2008. It was the Brigade Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Norman Green's intent to ensure that all of his Soldiers were fully engaged and had something significant to show at the end of the deployment that enhanced their lives, health, and well being which would continue to enable the warfighter.

  • Sustainers compete for the 3d ESC NCO/Soldier of the Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Sgt. Kellyn L. Furgiuele and Pfc. Christina R. Disano competed here, Feb 20, with eight other candidates from across the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) earning the titles of the 3d ESC Noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the Quarter.

  • Northern unit serves as 'gatekeepers'

    Mar 13, 2009

    Since March 2008, the mission of the 609th Movement Control Team's at Habur Gate is to ensure supplies get to their destination in a timely manner.

  • FMWR Feline Fun Show proves to be cat's meow

    Mar 13, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - Nearly 20 fluffy felines gathered inside the Patch Community Club recently to partake in the Feline Fun Show and do what they do best - purr and look pretty. The feline show was a first for U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports and Fitness personnel, who are more accustomed to hosting two-legged, rather than four-legged, events.

  • SKIES: helping to develop skills, healthy life styles

    Mar 13, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - "Give me some attitude." It's something you don't hear too often from a teacher, but it's what Jenny McCoy wants from her class ... her B.A.D. class - boys' athletic dance, that is.

  • Ugandan students, faculty celebrate construction of new school facilities

    Mar 13, 2009

    Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) service members, a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) representative, and local government officials attended a dedication ceremony at St. Theresa Secondary School in Lira, Uganda.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Validation Exercise

    Mar 12, 2009

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command deployed its forward command post (FCP) to Camp Zama, Japan, for a two-week command post exercise, testing the capabilities of the FCP and exercising the staff. The purpose of the CPX was to validate the 8th TSC as a fully operational capable command.

  • First Lady visits Fort Bragg, vows support for military families

    Mar 12, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - First Lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to Soldiers and family members at Fort Bragg in what was her first tour outside the White House.

  • Petraeus praises medics, corpsmen at 'Angels of Battlefield' gala

    Mar 12, 2009

    The commander of U.S. Central Command last night praised the Army medics and Navy corpsmen whose courage on the battlefield protects the lives of fellow servicemembers.

  • Chief of Army Public Affairs' Chicagoland Visit

    Mar 12, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Chief of Army Public Affairs, visited Chicago, Ill. on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Maj. Gen. Bergner participated in numerous community outreach events, visited with local senior Military leaders and centers of influence, and conducted media interviews.

  • Great Plains Regional Medical Command Soldiers do well at competition

    Mar 12, 2009

    The honor of representing Great Plains Regional Medical Command meant a lot to nine Noncommissioned Officers and 10 Soldier of the Year Candidates participating in the five-day competition beginning Feb. 22.

  • Iraqi Soldiers provide humanitarian Assistance In Maysan

    Mar 12, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE GARRYOWEN, Iraq - Iraqi Soldiers traveled house to house in a small neighborhood in the Maysan Province, on the southeastern border of Iraq to hand out essential supplies to citizens in need March 9.

  • IA, MND-B commanders discuss way forward

    Mar 12, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The top U.S. and Iraqi commanders charged with security for the greater Baghdad area, along with their respective brigade commanders, met March 12 during a Commander's Conference to discuss the road ahead under the new Security Agreement.

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

  • Battle of the Alamo commemorated

    Mar 12, 2009

    "Remember the Alamo," said Maj. Gen. Keith Huber, commanding general, U.S. Army South, addressing members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and guests attending the memorial service at the Alamo March 6 in honor of the defenders of the Alamo.

  • Medicine rewired at detainee combat hospital

    Mar 12, 2009

    Checkpoints, concertina wire and guard towers canvas the horizon at the largest internment facility in Iraq, but some spirits have been lifted by three miles of newly entrenched fiber-optic cable.

  • Officials visit depot to discuss rail center move from Hill AFB

    Mar 12, 2009

    Tooele Army Depot received a visit from the Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, Maintenance Policy and Programs on Jan. 22 to meet with depot leaders to discuss the possibility of relocating the Defense Generator and Rail Equipment Center from its current location at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

  • 405th AFSB announces LBE PMO office opening

    Mar 12, 2009

    The 405th Army Field Support Brigade announces the opening of its Left Behind Equipment Program Management Office in Kaiserslautern. The office is responsible for the oversight and management of all LBE materiel resulting from deploying and redeploying units in the European theater of operations. Lt. Col. Tony Davila has been named the LBE program manager.

  • AOAP MLC obtains first ISO recertification

    Mar 12, 2009

    The Army Oil Analysis Program Mannheim Laboratory Center recently became the first AOAP laboratory worldwide to receive recertification under the newest International Organization for Standardization 9001:2008 criteria. Although the laboratory had already received previous ISO certification, the new certification is awarded at a higher level of standards.

  • TASM-E increases operations to support warfighting units

    Mar 12, 2009

    The Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager - Europe is meeting the challenge of an increased operational demand with dedication, perseverance and a commitment to the mission. The organization is supporting multiple units simultaneously through its equipment reset program, taking the units' aircraft and performing extensive maintenance on them to make sure each unit has the best possible equipment available for use. The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, the 3-158th Assault Battalion, the 5-158th General Support Aviation Battalion and the C/1-214th Medical Evacuation unit all have aircraft at the TASM-E, resulting in an increased workload for the organization.

  • Measuring success: Army R&D Center supports Marine CALFAC Reset

    Mar 12, 2009

    They say, "Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades"; this is especially true in modern warfare where precision is everything -- hence the importance of proper calibration. Deployable calibration facilities help save lives and support mission success by insuring quality during weapon and equipment maintenance. That's why the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command is pleased that the final stage of their calibration facility reset began, March 1, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Taji National Maintenance Depot takes giant leap forward

    Mar 12, 2009

    The Iraqi Army continues to set the conditions for increased stability throughout the country by improving its strategic logistics base in Taji, Iraq. March 4 marked a significant milestone in the establishment of the Taji National Maintenance Depot when the first M1114 HMMWV to be totally rebuilt rolled-out of the 12,000 square foot Main Wheel Assembly & Disassembly facility, also known as the Wheel Depot, at Camp Taji.

  • NCOs focus on fitness with battlefield fun run

    Mar 12, 2009

    To build cohesion among the NCO Corps, NCOs from around Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem gathered to run up Kennesaw Mountain Mar. 11. The group recited the NCO Creed at the base of the mountain and the Soldier's Creed at the top. The event was held in honor of this month's Year of the NCO theme, "Focus on Physical Fitness."

  • Umatilla Depot seeks World War II depot workers, descendents for commemoration

    Mar 12, 2009

    In anticipation of a 65th anniversary commemoration of the March 1944 World War II accidental explosion of conventional munitions at the Umatilla Chemical Depot in Hermiston, the depot would like to hear from depot workers of that era or their family members. Invitations to a brief March 19 commemoration ceremony on the depot will be extended to those workers or family members, plus current depot employees.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT and Boeing Collaborate on Space and Missile Defense Research

    Mar 12, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) and The Boeing Company have initiated a joint research-and-development effort to manipulate and fuse multiple types of sensor data in a secure environment for Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) and space situational awareness concept exploration.

  • Top NCOs comprise Fort Leavenworth Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Mar 12, 2009

    The Fort Leavenworth Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is an elite group of noncommissioned officers who volunteer in the community. Club-sponsored events include blood drives, visits to the Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center, highway cleanups, reading day at Bradley Elementary School and many other volunteering opportunities.

  • Abrams led CAC-T through challenges

    Mar 12, 2009

    "The future is bright for the Combined Arms Center for Training and the Army," Brig. Gen. Robert Abrams, deputy commanding general of CAC-T, told the all-hands crowd March 9 before leaving Fort Leavenworth to command the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • West Point psychology program spends week in Europe

    Mar 12, 2009

    Story on Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership work at USAREUR Senior Leaders' Forum

  • TEST

    Mar 12, 2009

  • Brain injuries: doctor battles stigma

    Mar 12, 2009

    Maj. Shawna Scully, the Army's senior neurologist in Europe, has been fighting for three years against the dynamics of Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Soldier, NCO of the Year's Visit to D.C. Highlights Installation Concerns

    Mar 12, 2009

    Two Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division accompanied Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and other community leaders to Washington, D.C. Feb. 23-26.

  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce Hosts Appreciation Luncheon

    Mar 12, 2009

    A military appreciation luncheon took place, Feb. 27 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa. The luncheon, which recognized all branches of service, was organized by the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and included sponsors from various Savannah businesses.

  • Pregnancy PT Maintains Soldier Fitness

    Mar 12, 2009

    The Army designed its physical training program to improve and maintain Soldiers' physical fitness levels, promote team cohesion, and prepare troops to meet the physical demands of war. Ensuring the readiness of all Soldiers, the Army's PT program also caters to pregnant Soldiers by preparing them for childbirth and to return to duty. At Hunter Army Airfield, more than a dozen Soldiers currently participate in a pregnancy and postpartum class held at Tominac Fitness Center.

  • New battle tank rolls into TACOM LCMC Rock Island

    Mar 12, 2009

    The TACOM Life Cycle Management Command caught a glimpse of its largest new resident, an M1A2 System Enhancement Package version two battle tank, on Feb. 27 when it was delivered to support TACOM's training and maintenance missions here.

  • New Electronic Warfare courses to be taught at Fort Sill

    Mar 12, 2009

    Immediate openings are available for the Army's premier training courses in Electronic Warfare, to be conducted at Fort Sill, Okla., for officers, warrant officers and enlisted personnel.

  • 4/64 Armor Regiment Memorial Dedication

    Mar 12, 2009

    Gathered around a marble memorial, Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, came together, March 5 to honor their fallen Tusker comrades in a memorial dedication service at the Tusker Operation Iraq Freedom memorial here. Family, friends and colleagues came out to pay respect to the eight warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving their nation during the battalion's most recent deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 1/15th Infantry Names 'Top Tank'

    Mar 12, 2009

    Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, competed against each other for the title of "top tank" during qualification Feb. 22 -28 at Hastings Range at Fort Benning. After receiving new M1-A1SA Abrams tanks in January, Company C and D Soldiers spent one month familiarizing themselves with the improvements made to the Abrams tanks used during the unit's previous deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. First Lieutenant Ian M. Ahearn, a tank commander with Company D, appreciates the upgrades.

  • 1/3 Aviators Hone Up for Future Training

    Mar 12, 2009

    The two pilots in the Apache comprise one of eight teams from 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment participating in aerial gunnery, Feb. 26 at Fort Stewart. "We're shooting aerial gunnery to qualify crews for upcoming training events and future deployments," said Capt. Jeff Minders, member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1/3 Avn. "It's to hone our combat skills. The better gun pilots we are, the better we are at supporting the ground forces.

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